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LPN (New Grad) - Dr. Wilder- Family Practice
This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Lake Charles, LA

JOB TITLE:† LPN†

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for providing nursing care for patients following established standards and practices. Displays responsible behaviors, communicates effectively to others and functions as a member of the healthcare team under the direct supervision the physician.† Maintains an inventory of examination/procedure room supplies, assists in the organization of efficient patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment to assure patient safety.

Clinical Operations:† Participates in the care of the patient, under the direct supervision of the physician and in collaboration with the healthcare team.

  • Greets and escorts patient to exam rooms.
  • Collects patient information and assessment data.† Obtains and records patientís vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight and height.† Performs chart review to obtain historical data.
  • Assists physician with procedures/treatments/examinations, (preparation, positioning, supplies, equipment).
  • Maintains and uses principles of aseptic techniques and infection control when performing clinical duties and tasks.
  • Ensures that patient chart entries are made accurately and in a timely manner; forwards charts as appropriate.
  • Confirms and clarifies written orders prior to implementation of delegated tasks.
  • Performs delegated procedures, ie. injections, nebulizer treatment, etc.† Observes, records and reports patientís condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physician.
  • Follows policies for infection control in handling and disposing of infectious/hazardous waste materials.
  • Appropriately obtains and manages specimens, including: labeling, form completion and storage awaiting transfer to laboratory.
  • Recognizes emergency situations and implements emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines.† Administers first aid, CPR, and maintains emergency equipment and supplies.
  • Provides appropriate patient specific education, and health information materials.


Requirements:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: †State Practical Nursing license.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous medical office experience preferred.
  • EMR experience preferred.

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS: Office setting.† Frequent telephone calls and other interruptions, which requires being able to handle a fast-paced work environment during entire time at work.†† Must be able to prioritize multiple projects.† Must maintain strict confidentiality and exercise professionalism when interacting with staff, managers, supervisors, physicians, external customers, etc.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS: requires continuous standing, sitting, frequent walking, bending, and stooping.† May require lifting 50 to 100 pounds.†† Exposure to possible Hazardous Materials/conditions and infectious diseases.


 

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